Change in Corporate or Limited Liability Structures

A change in corporate structure exists where there is a change of corporate officers, directors, stockholders, managers and/or members holding 10% or greater financial interest in a limited liability company.

How to Apply for a Change in Corporate or Limited Liability Structures

  • Transfers or changes of financial interest in a license must be reported to the Colorado State Liquor Licensing Division within 30 days.
  • Changes in corporate or limited liability structure related to a retail license must be reported to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses within 30 days. 

 

Duplicate documentsApplication forms and business entity documents are required for the applications process.  All documents must be submitted in duplicate – one copy for the City of Denver and the original copy for the State of Colorado.  Documents must be printed in black ink or typewritten.  Photocopies are accepted. 

 

All documents should be submitted to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses. 

  

For a Corporation

  • Limited Liability Company and Corporate Report of Changes (PDF)
  • Names and addresses of all the corporation's officers and directors
  • A copy of the corporation's articles of incorporation
  • Evidence of the corporation's ability to do business within the State if the corporation is a foreign corporation
  • Names, addresses, and Individual History Form (PDF) of all persons owning 10% or more of the outstanding or issued capital stock

 

For a Limited Liability Company

 

 

Fingerprinting:  $38.50 per person for full set of fingerprints (Officers and Directors and Members and Stockholders of the Parent Corporation who own 10% or more of the applicant's entity) 

Individual History Form:  $100 per individual who completes Individual History Form

 

Payments must be made by certified funds.

 

Fingerprinting Required

Persons new to the corporation or limited liability company who have not previously been qualified must be fingerprinted:

  • Officers and Directors
  • Members and shareholders who own 10% or more of the business entity

 

Out of State

If new corporate members are from out of state, they must submit a letter of clearance from their local police authority and a criminal history check from the local police officials or a legible fingerprint card sent from the local police officials directly to the Department of Excise and Licenses.

 

If an officer or manager of a licensee has already been qualified and is only changing positions within the licensee entity, that person will not have to be re-qualified, and no fee will be charged unless the Department has reason to suspect that there has been a change in the record of the individual since the last qualification.

 

The liquor license reflecting the changes in corporate or limited liability structures will be issued when:  

  1. All documents required for the license are complete and submitted to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses office.
  2. The background check is accepted and approved for each person that is fingerprinted.
  3. All fees are paid in full.
  4. All approvals are given by the state and local offices.

NOTE:  You are encouraged to stay in touch with the Department of Excise and LIcenses during your application process as each step can vary from the general steps described herein depending upon your own particular circumstances.

State Statutes

Colorado StatuesColorado Liquor
and Beer Laws
  

 

12-47-301(7)

Plan Extra Time!

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Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect.  Plan extra time to get your license.

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